If the sight of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton standing together wasn't enough to scare the right-wing billionaires, Hillary Clinton's vow to force all candidates to disclose their donors should terrify the Koch brothers.
Even Conservatives Are Saying That Citizens United Must Be Stopped
It isn't just liberals and Democrats who believe that Citizens United must be overturned. Conservatives are increasingly realizing that the Koch enabling Supreme Court decision is silencing their voices too.
Al Franken Didn’t Support the Funding Bill Because It Gives the Wealthy Even More Influence
Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) issued the following statement condemning the gutting of campaign finance reform and putting taxpayers on the hook for another Wall Street bailout.
SCOTUS Refuses Appeal That Would Have Allowed Corporations to Buy Candidates Directly
Today the Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal claiming that the ban of direct contributions violates corporations' free-speech rights.
Occupy Inspires me to Vote, Voting Inspires me to Occupy
The choice has never been either popular democracy or institutional change--the choice has always been do both or get neither.
Super PACs: The Perfect Storm for the Destruction of the Founders’ Democracy
Citizens United has created an entire class - a cabal - that is coming between the people and the representative government that the founders intended.
Mayberry Machiavelli Karl Rove Lies About His Thug Super PAC
Here's a shocker for you. A lawyer has called Karl Rove 'delusional' and 'lying' in his response to questions filed about his PAC with the FEC.
Corporate Sugar Daddies Shower Their Kept Candidates with Money
Have you ever wondered why most polls reflect a decidedly liberal issue tilt and yet state and national elections fill seats with Republicans, and rather radical ones at that?
Corruption On The Hill: Keystone XL Is Why Power Must Return To The People
The more one discovers the amount of influence the oil industry exerts on members of Congress, the more important campaign finance reform becomes necessary to shift power back to the people.
Buddy Roemer: The Best Republican Presidential Candidate You’ve Never Heard Of
He's a former governor and U. S. Congressman, and—unlike his competitors for the Republican Presidential nomination—an eminently sensible man. Chances are good you may never have heard of him, and even better that you had no idea he is running for President, but populist firebrand Buddy Roemer soldiers on undaunted.
Corrupt John Boehner Invested In Oil Companies Then Pushed Keystone XL
John Boehner's invested in Canada's tar sand oil companies and then lied about the number of jobs the Keystone pipeline would create in what could be a criminal case of conflict of interest.
Money and Lies at the Heart of Republican Strategy in 2010
They blame healthcare reform but if any physicians drop their patients, it won't be because of "Obamacare." It will be because of the 1997 Balanced Budget Act.
The Dirty Game of Justice
If you thought politics was dirty, try justice. For the past ten years, runaway spending has been funneled into state judicial races so special interests could buy a friendly justice. After the February ruling of Citizens United further enabled the flow of corporate money into elections, the danger of judicial corruption threatens to undermine all confidence in justice.
Scott Brown Rejects Both Democracy and the Disclose Act
By refusing to vote for the Disclosure Act, Brown is ensuring that our elections can be bought by special interests and big corporate powers without any fingerprints. Meaning that groups like, um, FreedomWorks can influence elections masquerading as grassroots movements, when in fact, they are funded by very interested corporate parties. FreedomWorks, doubling as a grass roots movement for the Tea Party, gave quite a pretty penny to old Scooter.
The Selling of our Democracy:How AT&T Owns Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner
You may think that Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, and John Boehner would have very little in common, but in the chummy world of corporate special interest politics, all three of them share a top benefactor. According to an investigation by the Center for Public Integrity the top backer of the careers of all three politicians was telecom giant AT&T, but beyond ideology these three share a special interest money bond.